Government assures health, police frontline workers of insurance cover

National

THE Government has promised frontline workers in the health and police departments that they will be covered under an insurance plan.
Prime Minister James Marape said the plan was to ensure that frontline workers’ families would be compensated “should anything happen to (the workers) while they are fighting” the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
“The Government is looking at insuring the health workers and police officers in the frontline who have received the vaccine. (They) will be insured,” Marape said.
“If anything happens, (they) will be insured.
“Those working in the frontline and vaccinated, we will be looking at an insurance programme (for them).
“They are our defenders.”
He also assured those working in the districts that the Government would provide them resources “so you can give (your full) attention to fighting the Covid-19”.
Marape said Finance Minister Sir John Pundari had been advised to make sure that the district resources would be able to meet the health care of our people.

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